Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Full Moon

This is a shot of the moon over Mt Hood in Oregon. Thank you Paul for the gorgeous photo.

A couple of new pieces

I finished a couple of new new pieces yesterday and have a few more in the works. I bought several elongated adventurine hearts at a local rock show and I love the way they contrast with the white heart beads. My son intellectualized this by telling me that they were perfect together because they were in the opposite sides of the color wheel. (art student) I found a couple of beautiful kynite drops with a really good polish and made "Spring Rain", earrings, about the size of a quarter.

*I hope you you got a glimpse of that wonderful full moon that spread it's silvery shoon last night.

These will find their way to the gallery sometime today.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Filling Up

Well I'm not sure if it's Blogger or my computer that's not working right but I can't get my pictures up in order and some won't load at all, I surrender, so here's what I've got......

Little Phoebe sits above a diminishing pond waiting for the midges to hatch.

blowzy four o'clocks

Banjo quietly watches....

.....the silly deer with the slingshot ears as she watches us

Buckwheat budded out, staple food for the early people.

grimacing mockingbird

furry phacelia, backlit
This little bird clambered ahed of me though the tall grasses.....

I hope this day treats you well. You're awesome! You know that don't you?

big space here, I don't know why?

Maybe this is where my pictures ended up ????????????

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Coffee in the Garden

Let's have coffee in the garden............or tea.
Borage one of my favorites, delicious flowers tastes like cucumber. Prickly leaves make my arms itch.

Skilla , stars of blue...

cornkockle unfurling in front of the espaliered fig

In the native garden, desert mallow, still closed for the night


Tall shoots on the Pride of Madera taller than me.......my house

canyon sunflowers for the birds

native campanula

coral colored penstomen

johnny jump ups :)

rock rose is a shock of pink (color not enhanced)

Garden sculpture I made using an old auger my brother gifted me with a wood splitter finial.


There's been kind of a running theme on other blogs lately. Tell 7 things about yourself nobody knows. Or that people might find surprising. I don't know what I would come up with for all seven but I thought of one that you might like to hear. Actually in my lifetime I've never told anybody that I hate to say my name. When I was little I would hope nobody would ever ask because I could barely get it out. Funny don't you think?

I'd love to hear one about you so if you have one let's have it.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Up High

As the day broke I drove to the higher elevations

My truck by the poodle tree

It was in the 40's but above the clouds. My decision was last minute and I was underdressed. Walking fast to warm up was my only solution.

High altitude



I decided to take the long way home and pittered the morning away...........
Dam through last season burned and recovering oaks.

Love you all!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

And Sometimes You Get The Bear

I strode into my day under a cool cloudy sky, which was a true gift. For the past couple of weeks we've had nothing but sun. Day after day with no clouds or change makes me think of the word "impotence". There is a fertile feeling to moist air, rain. We are in for a long California summer, let's not rush things.

corny cartoon woodpecker homes

The redtails have been very quiet. Breeding season is over now. They will be grounded in this weather.



Oak gall, not a fruit, caused by a wasp

furry gall starts

the cool air feels wonderful

chamise with fresh fronds will turn leathery and rust colored in the summer

bindweed (Georgia O'Keefe)

hang on everybody

I love the colors of this particular lupine

clematis shroud


I climb the hill to look in the hawks nest

Fertility in the air for sure. I hope all her efforts are successful.

A tiny songbird above trills and sings me home................

Have a wonderful day all.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Some days the bear gets you

I have to admit the past couple days have really taken their toll. Most days work is effortless, I put on the music and roll. Murpheys law payed a visit and would not leave. I lost elements permanently, I over pickled, things dropped, rolled, broke. Solder wouldn't flow the oxidation wouldn't take. I put on loud music, swore like a saylor, tried playing nice. I told myself I wasn't going to have lunch til everything was soldered. I don't eat breakfast so I was getting pretty hungry. Eric stuck his hand in with a latte from Starbucks which was appreciated. I finally won but it took all the tenacity I could afford. While photographing the batteries went dead. Ok I surrender..... I'm off to charge batteries and clean up my studio which has turned into an absolute mess. I hope to clean the bad juju out.

I ended up with some nice work.

Some days the bear gets you and some days you get the bear.

Available in the gallery tomorrow evening.....

Monday, March 22, 2010

This Morning I Watched The Deer

This morning I watched the deer
with beautiful lips touching the tips
of the chokecherries, setting their hooves down
in the dampness carelessly, isn't it after all
the carpet of their house, their home, whose roof
is the sky?

Why then was I suddenly miserable?

Well, this is nothing much.
This is the heaviness of the body watching the swallows
gliding just under that roof.

This is the wish that the deer would not lift their heads
and leap away, leaving me there alone
This is the wish to touch their faces, their brown wrists-
to sing some sparkling poem into
the folds of their ears,

then walk with them,
over the hills
and over the hills

and into the impossible trees

~M. Oliver (is my kindred sister)